Raipur: Chhattisgarh police on Friday evening booked state Congress chief Bhupesh Baghel on the complaint of Chhattisgarh PWD minister Rajesh Munat who accused the former of trying to malign his image with the “fake” sex CD.
Congress Chief Baghel is booked a day after former BBC journalist and editor Amar Ujala Vinod Verma who claimed to have a sex CD of the Chhattisgarh minister Munat.
Munat had said the sex CD which Vinod Verma says is in his possession is "fake" and he is ready to face any investigation.
Chhattisgarah BJP had earlier alleged that the state Congress chief was part of the “conspiracy” involving the “fake CD”, and Verma was working with the opposition to discredit the BJP government.
It is also claimed that Verma is related to state Congress chief Bhupesh Baghel. Baghel however has denied it.
Vinod Verma, who is currently working with Amar Ujala as the Editor, had also worked with BBC for several years.
Verma was arrested from his Ghaziabad home by a police team that caught the last flight out of Raipur to investigate the sex CD and allegations of blackmail.
The police claim they have seized hundreds of CDs, a laptop and a pen drive from Mr Verma's home. They say he "intended" to distribute objectionable CDs, refusing to disclose the contents to the media.
Vinod Verma, a member of the Editors Guild of India was arrested around 04:00 am today from his home near Delhi by the Chhattisgarh police on charges of extortion.
Verma was also part of a fact-finding team of the Editors Guild that travelled to Chhattisgarh last year to examine cases of intimidation of journalists.